A very quick read. Not a very deep read. It's like this: You learn about the main character in a very slow, enjoyable pace... Then some arbitrary spooky stuff happens that causes you and the main character to go "Huh?"... Then a climactic spooky thing happens, still unrelated in every way to everything else that goes on in the story... And he saves the girl. Who only became involved in an afterthought and wasn't even "seen" during the final moments anyway. What I'm trying to say is: I'm posting this book in the system right now, but it's bad. Really. It's bad. Quick, easy, and bad.
A quick read without being scarey or challenging. I found myself skipping over whole, unnecessarry chapters that were boring.
I usually tend to enjoy haunted house stories but this really missed the point. Honestly, I couldnÂ´t wait to get through the book.
Another story about Harrow House, this one is the story about it when it was a private school. A young boy, Jim Hook, goes to the school just like his brother and father before him. Just like them he is initiated into the Cadaver Society. But, he has powers unlike the rest of his family
Harrow is a prestigious prep school,and something terrible is happening there.The stones of Harrow are ancient.It is an unclean place of legend and darkness.It may well be the source of all darkness,and in this place is the beginning of all madness!
Clegg is a master of horror,winner of the Bram Stoker Award and the international horror Guild Award.
No blood and guts here. Just a good written ghost story! I'll try Clegg again, hoping for something more
This is part of the Harrow House trilogy by Douglas Clegg. I read them in order, straight through. My over all impression was... meh. Slow in places, completely extraneous in places, and a thoroughly expected and disappointing end to the series.
From the back of the book:
Some houses were never meant to live.
Harrow was once a prosperous estate overlooking the Hudson Valley of New York, sheltered by deep woods, hidden from the world, its secrets sealed. But now it's a prestigious prep school, and something terrible is happening there.
Jim Hook doesn't know that just by entering Harrow he may be resurrecting something far older than the house itself. And when he comes up against the members of the Cadaver Society, a mysterious fraternity of misfits and manipulators, he must undergo the nightmarish initiation within the house's secret red chamber. The stones of Harrow are ancient. it is an unclean place of legend and darkness. It may well be the source of all darkness. And the haunting of Harrow is the beginning of all madness.
I have seen the future of Horror, and it is Douglas Clegg . . .